Dumfries roofing expert crowned winner of locally-renowned business development programme 

13/12/2023

LOCKERBIE-based roofing specialist, A. Henderson Roofing, has been named the winner of this year’s industry leading Build Dumfries and Galloway Programme. Delivered by public sector development partner of choice, hub South West, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council and South of Scotland Enterprise, the Build Dumfries and Galloway Programme is designed to help businesses build on their industry skills to successfully achieve their long-term commercial goals. 

The free development programme welcomes local construction companies to weekly half-day learning sessions across eight weeks. Each week focuses on a different key business area, covering a variety of topics from strategic leadership and finance, to cyber security and social media marketing.  

This marks the second consecutive year of the programme which saw four local companies, T&G Carruthers, Parc Construction, Iron and Pine and A.Henderson Roofing, take part. Participants came from a variety of construction backgrounds, with a range of expertise including roofing, modular construction, civil engineering, stone concrete infrastructure and stone masonry.

Family-run business, A. Henderson Roofing, was presented the winning title at the final event. Each participating company provided an in-depth presentation highlighting their key takeaways from the programme and how they plan to implement their new business skills into their future strategy. The winner was selected based on their presentation quality, commitment to learning, and level of growth achieved throughout the programme.. 

Ashley Henderson, Director of A. Henderson Roofing, said: “The Dumfries and Galloway Build Programme has been invaluable to our business. It has hugely helped us with our vision and our future plans for growth. 

“We’re looking forward to taking all that we’ve learnt and implementing this into our day-to-day business as we continue to grow our services across the Scottish market.”

Joseph Drugan, Community Wealth Building and Social Value Manager at hub South West Scotland, said:

“Once again, local SMEs in Dumfries and Galloway have surpassed our expectations with their commitment to learn and deliver real change across their businesses. It’s been fantastic to work with our participants across this year’s programme and the level of growth they’ve achieved in such a short space of time has been admirable. 

“Our Build Programme is not only a great chance for participants to strengthen their skill-set, but also a unique opportunity to meet valuable industry contacts who they can continue to grow relationships with for years to come. We wish our 2023 participants the best of luck as they put their learnings into practice. I have no doubt they’ll thrive in the industry as they continue to work towards their goals.”

hub South West Scotland is a public–private partnership providing development partnering services to public sector participants enabling cost-efficient and sustainable design and construction of community infrastructure, along with a unique community and economic development investment model within the South West of Scotland.

To date, it has delivered over 90 projects to a value of approximately £850m across the Education, Health, Leisure, Office, Social Housing and Regeneration sectors, and has approximately £400 million of projects in construction and development

hub South West’s high quality Build Programmes will return to Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, and Dumfries and Galloway next year. Any businesses who are interested in taking part in the Build programmes should email Joseph Drugan, Community Wealth Building and Social Value Manager, at jdrugan@hubsouthwest.co.uk.

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